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29/08/2012 at 20:31

I remember seeing Monty Don making plant supports for perennials on a earlier episode of Gardeners World.  Can anybody tell me how he did it?  I know he used metal rods of some description and bent them.

29/08/2012 at 20:57
30/08/2012 at 19:43

Thanks figrat, thats a great idea with the metal rods

30/08/2012 at 20:18

Thank you for your help, this is exactly what I was looking for

30/08/2012 at 21:28
You're welcome.
06/10/2015 at 09:09

Can anyone tell me where I can buy the metal rods to make the plant supports please?


06/10/2015 at 09:17
Builders merchants. They're steel reinforcing rods.
06/10/2015 at 10:29

Thanks for that????

06/10/2015 at 14:32

So glad I saw this. The price for ready made supports is eye wateringly high.

06/10/2015 at 15:02

It is and with these you can buy the 5m lengths of metal rod and cut them in 2 for tall plants then bend them to size.   I use this size very successfully for echinops, purple phlomis, helianthemums and so on and they do the job well whilst being invisible most of the season.    

22/02/2016 at 15:58



22/02/2016 at 16:07

Just go online and see Monty make his own supports....easy 

22/02/2016 at 16:09

Try the  BBC magazine for adverts or ebay and amazon.


22/02/2016 at 16:22

Monty's easy make cheapos folks     Sorry Judge 

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